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Ciera Swaringen with rare Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus Birthmarks (5 Images)

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Such were the condition of Ceira’s moles, even at the time of her birth they were large and extremely dark colored. More than 2/3 area of her body was covered with these congenital melanocytic nevus moles like marks. The largest of these birthmarks extended from her navel to her thighs. This is why, for Ceira, it is almost impossible to get rid of these moles. She has got too many of them, on her entire body. Moreover, they are continuously growing, and sometimes she grows new ones too. Because of high number of melanin rich moles, Ceira has to be very careful while going out in the sun, because the UV rays may react with melanin, and become malignant. She is already at a high risk of developing skin cancer. Ceira uses Sun-screens and high factor creams to protect her skin from further damage.

With such a skin condition that makes her appearance strikingly different, imagine what Ceira has to go through each time she meets new people, who pass absurd comments on her large moles. Even when she was a little baby, people around her were cruel enough to discriminate her on the basis of her medical condition, over which she has no control.

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In an interview, she said that her age mate male counterparts were usually the first ones to give nasty statements about her appearance. Some of the boys were rude enough to say things like “You look so dirty, go have a shower”.  During her school days, she remember the day when for the first time, on school bus, she was labeled as a “Spotty dog” by a boy. Even random strangers just passing by can’t stay without saying a word or two about her large, brown moles. Each one of them passes negative comments of one sort or the other. Ceira also said that it really broke her emotionally and mentally. She started to think that something was seriously wrong with her, and no one is willing to come sit with her, talk to her, much less play with her. She couldn’t make any friends with whom she could talk to, about her condition, what she feels like and what she wants to do in her life.




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